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  NCJ Number: NCJ 159107     Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 1996 Update on Violence
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Howard N. Snyder ; Melissa Sickmund ; Eileen Poe-Yamagata
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 40
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on juvenile victims of violence and violent juvenile offenders, based on information from the FBI, the General Accounting Office, and other sources.
  Abstract: The data reveal that the number of youth under age 18 who were murdered increased 82 percent between 1984 and 1994; juveniles were murdered at a rate of 7 per day in 1994. One in five were known to be filled by a juvenile offender. The increase in juvenile homicide victimizations during this period was completely firearm-related. In addition, a substantial proportion of students in grades 6- 12 reported high levels of violent crime, weapons, and gangs in their schools. Moreover, child protective service agencies received 2 million reports of child abuse and neglect in 1993. In 1994, police agencies made more than 2.7 million arrests of persons under age 18. Six percent of these arrests were for a violent crime index offense. Females accounted for one in seven of the juvenile violent crime arrests. Juveniles accounted for 19 percent of all violent crime arrests and 14 percent of all violent crimes cleared by law enforcement. Juvenile arrest rates for weapons law violations nearly doubled between 1987 and 1994. Figures, tables, list of OJJDP publications, and 33 references
  Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
  Index Term(s): Juvenile dependency and neglect ; Juvenile statistics ; Juvenile offenders ; Victims of violence ; OJJDP grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Contract Number: 95-JN-FX-K008
  Sale Source: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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